By Jonny Stapleton
Michael Sweeney will be very surprised if he fights for an Irish title in Galway before the year is out.
The Storm is predicting promotional turmoil and believes the show set for the West is bound to go South.
Sweeney was set to co promote the card, but with lack of effort promoting the show around the Salthill area prompted him to request a purse instead. Assassin Promotions shot the idea down and it seems the card might subsequently die.
It is another disappointing turn of events for Irish boxing as another card falls through and its particularly frustrating considering the top of the bill looked set to be a mouth watering clash between Sweeney and Paddy McDonagh.
The Ballinrobe man, who says he will be out in December regardless, was asked to challenge one of the two fighting McDonagh brothers after John Waldron had to pull out due to a cut received in sparring.
However, the Sean Manion trained light heavyweight is not confident about the prospect of the bout or card coming off.
“To be honest I can’t really see that card going ahead,” Sweeney explained. “I hope it does, but there hasn’t been much about the show at all and it is meant to happen in under three weeks. I just can’t see that happening. I was initially meant to fight John Joe Finnegan, that was a fight I wanted. Then it was John and now it could be Paddy McDonagh. Paddy and myself would be a great fight, but I just can’t see it happening now. There is no way we can sell tickets in such a short time,” Sweeney added before revealing he will be out soon regardless.
“I have a number of options and there has been a good bit of interest in me. I will fight in December no matter what happens.”